Category: Opinion

IMHO: Get students back to in-person learning as soon as possible

Pittsboro, NC – Below is the letter Chatham County resident Mia Munn submitted to the Chatham County school board members prior to their special committee meeting on Tuesday evening. I’m not going to make public comments tonight, but I wanted…

The CDC takes an early look at return to school

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By Kevin Roche The CDC issued an early paper on what has happened with children returning to school.  The answer is what the research would tell you to expect, not much.  (CDC Report)  The study runs through September 19. Children…

Excess death chart

By Kevin Roche From the CDC and the Wall Street Journal story, this chart shows excess deaths in certain categories, where the blue bars rise above the trend line averaging prior years.  Note especially the impact isolation is having on…

NC lieutenant governor rivals differ sharply

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – The post of lieutenant governor is a constitutional office in North Carolina, and the only one empowered to exercise both legislative and executive powers. Those powers are rather limited, however — casting a vote…

School Case Chart

By Kevin Roche This is a chart that was put together based on cases reported for various types of schooling. Thanks to Twitter. You can see that in-person has the lowest rate, closely followed by remote, and hybrid is the…